Deerfield Obituary: Charles Schindler, WWII Vet and Deerfield American Legion Member

Visitation will be held Friday and a funeral mass on Saturday.

The following obituary is courtesy of Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home:

Charles Klor Schindler, 89, of Deerfield, passed away April 2, 2014. He was married for 63 years to Gladys, who passed away last September.

He was born in Chicago, IL in 1924. He graduated from Leo High School and served in the U.S. Army 45th Infantry Division “Thunderbirds” during World War II. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in combat from 28 February 1944 thru 2 February 1945 in Italy, France and Germany.

He went on to earn a Bachelors degree and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. His career as a statistician and manager at Allstate Insurance culminated as the director for loss reserves.

He enjoyed the outdoors, particularly golfing and gardening, and was also an avid bridge player and bowler. He was an active member of the Deerfield American Legion.

Loving father of William, Laura (James) Frese and Louise (Peter) Rosiere; beloved grandfather of William (Tina) and Richard (Kristin) Frese, Lucas (Jennifer) Rosiere, Jacqueline Rosiere and Jennifer (Amer) Mneimneh and adoring great-grandfather of Kelsey, Evelyn and Brandon Frese and Lyla Rosiere.

A visitation will be held Friday, April 4th from 5 to 9 pm at Kelley and Spalding Funeral Home at 1787 Deerfield Road, Highland Park, IL. A funeral mass will be held Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 10:00 am at Holy Cross Church, 724 Elder Lane, Deerfield, IL. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery, 6800 North Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, IL.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to The  American Legion at legion.org or Disabled American Veterans at dav.org.

For funeral information please call Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home at (847)831-4260 or www.kelleyspaldingfuneralhome.com


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